Rescaling CanLit: Global Readings Author Spotlight – Catherine Owen

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Catherine Owen was born and raised in Vancouver and now lives in a 1905 home in Edmonton. She is the author of 15 titles of poetry and prose, including Riven, poems out from ECW, and Locations of Grief: An Emotional Geography, a memoir anthology Wolsak & Wynn is publishing in 2020. She works in film props, writes poetry reviews, and sings for the band Doom Cowboy.

Her poem “Sonnet on First Seeing It” can be read on our website at

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